Need XR650R suspension settings

5 replies to this topic
  • FooBarr

Posted July 01, 2002 - 05:15 PM


Anybody got some advice for a good starting point for stock XR650R suspension settings? I weigh 200# with gear and ride the typical dessert whoops and trails out here in Vegas. Right now it seem harsh compared to my old 600.

  • Dutch

Posted July 02, 2002 - 01:54 AM


Check out this site - they helped me out

  • Ken_Jones

Posted July 02, 2002 - 09:45 PM


Let me know what you find out on the best settings, eh? I'm always looking for more and new info...

Ride on.....

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  • Portland_650R

Posted July 03, 2002 - 06:41 AM


I tried Race Tech's settings worksheet also - I don't have their valves, but tried the settings anyway; they worked well. As the bike came from the factory, both ends were far too stiff for the woods.

  • Dutch

Posted July 03, 2002 - 07:05 AM


Changing the fork and shock springs to fit my weight and riding style was the biggest improvment to my BRP. The Summers fork brace comes in a close second. The total cost of those modifications is less than a new pipe -

  • Moredesert

Posted July 07, 2002 - 08:41 AM


Foobarr, I just got a 650 also and crashed my brains out two weeks in a row on whoops in carson city. I went to stiffer springs but need help also on the settings.

Can someone check where there bike's com and rebound are set at that ride desert. I just can't afford to send everything out for revalve. At least until I run out of opptions with the stock set ups.

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